Weight loss products and services generated $254.9 billion in global revenue last year. That’s a lot of money for the diet and exercise industry, especially considering most of the information is available for free somewhere easily accessible online.
By contrast, personal development products and services generated somewhere around $39.9 billion in global revenue last year. Still a massive amount of money, but much less than the weight loss industry.
If you cut through the chorus of noise in the $254.9 billion weight loss industry, getting into desirable shape comes down to two simple elements: inputs and outputs. What do you put into your body? How much physical output do you generate? For the most part, everything else is noise.
I have my own body. Everything I put into it – every single thing – has a quality that affects my body for better or worse. The easiest, fastest, and most controllable way to keep myself in healthy physical shape is to be disciplined about what I consume. The more disciplined I am with my inputs, the more freedom, flexibility, and capacity I have with my outputs.
The same applies to my personal development. The easiest, fastest, and most controllable way to keep myself productive and in good mental health is to be disciplined about what I consume with my attention, time, and thoughts. The more disciplined I am with my inputs, the more freedom, flexibility, and capacity I have with my outputs.